Colloquium on Legal and Constitutional History

Professor William E. Nelson
Professor John P. Reid

Fall 2015
Wednesday, 2:10-4:00 p.m.
Vanderbilt Hall - Room 201

LW.12050.001
2 credits

The Legal History Colloquium is the oldest of NYU Law School's colloquia. The core of the Legal History Colloquium consists of the Samuel I. Golieb Fellows, a group of two or three young academics each year from schools around the United States. Golieb Fellows, who either have completed or are currently completing their graduate work in legal history, have come to NYU from doctoral programs at Cambridge, Columbia, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Michigan, Princeton, Rice, Stanford, Virginia, Yale, and other universities. Other participants in the Colloquium have included JD students and graduate students at NYU, Fulbright Scholars from Europe, and faculty from NYU Law School and other law schools in the metropolitan region.

Fall 2015 Schedule of Presenters

August 26
Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and History, University of Pennsylvania
Coercion of the Body and Freedom of the Spirit: Slavery and Disestablishment in Late 18th Century Virginia

September 2
Professor Michel Morin, University Montreal
The Recognition of Aboriginal Property and Territories in New France

September 16
Benjamin Brady, NYU Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, 2015-2016
Internationalizing Dual Federalism: American Law Abroad, 1900-1919

September 23
Benjamin Brady, NYU Samuel I. Golieb Fellow, 2015-2016
United States v. Alcoa and the Spread of American Law

September 30
Professor Robert Kaczorowski, Forham Law School
From Petition to Rights: The Transformation of Tort During the Industrialization of the United States

October 7
Maeve Herbert Glass, NYU Samuel I. Golieb Fellow 2015-2016
These United States: A History of the Fracturing of America, 1765-1865

October 14
Sir John H. Baker, Downing Professor Emeritus of the Laws of England, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
Magna Carta - Part I

October 21
 Sir John H. Baker, Downing Professor Emeritus of the Laws of England, St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
Magna Carta - Part II

October 28
William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
The Common Law in Colonial America - Vol. IV: Law on the Eve of the American Revolution, 1735-1775 [Part 1]

November 4
William E. Nelson, Edward Weinfeld Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
The Common Law in Colonial America - Vol. IV: Law on the Eve of the American Revolution, 1735-1775 [Part 2]

November 11
Morton J. Horwitz, Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History Emeritus, Harvard Law School
Standing Up to McCarthyism
 

November 18
Professor Jed Kroncke, FGV Sao Paulo School of Law, Brazil
Inapt for Export: The Peculiar Development of American Legal Education

November 25
Norman P. Ho, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
The Legal Thought of Emperor Taizong of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

December 2
Manny Antunes, NYU School of Law 3L
The United States Senate's Hidden Unicameral Veto in the Advise and Consent Clause

Kevin D. Benish, NYU School of Law 3L
The Origin of the Procedural/Substantive Due Process Divide
 
 

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